While working in the yoga industry in various capacities since 2008, Kara and Mel noticed that though the yoga industry in US is propelling to a $10B industry, yoga teachers barely make ends meet each month. A large number of seasoned teachers who put in a lot of extra effort to make classes and trainings fantastic, but aren’t being compensated for their efforts. This was the problem that inspired the birth of: The Yoga Recipe, the goal being to foster the teacher-teacher relationship.
The Yoga Recipe started with a mission to create an energy and monetary exchange between seasoned and new teachers that elevates both the yoga community and most importantly the students. Unlike most of the resources available, The Yoga Recipe is based on teacher resource and focus on teacher-teacher relationship.
The Yoga recipe was launched in May 2013 and is currently in beta phase. The Yoga Recipe team is working hard to improve the application based on the feedback they are receiving from yoga teachers. The team is taking every call and email seriously! Incorporating new features to the application based on the feedback they receive in order to build an application that will truly help and improve teachers' lives. Being 100% self funded till now, The Yoga Recipe is also open for potential investors that share their passion and interest in expanding The Yoga Recipe and offerings.
After receiving BS in Business Marketing from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2008, Kara joined yoga-retailer Lululemon Athletica. In 2011 Kara took her yoga practice to another level and completed Gioconda Parker's 200-hour teacher training program. At Lululemon Athletica Kara met Melissa Frontino, aka Mel. Mel received undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, in Communications and Marketing. After gaining experiences in medical sales industry she was inspired to pursue the following:
Connect with people in an authentic way
Be a part of the yoga community every day
Share possibilities with as many people as she could
BizeeBee is thrilled to showcase the efforts of Kara and Mel as they continue to build The Yoga Recipe. If you’re a yoga teacher checkout The Yoga Recipe today!